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Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Exorcist

The Lord has spoken and this movie is frightening beyond belief. True horror movie fans (like I’ve become over the past eight weeks) would have to be possessed to not find this movie horrifically scary. It starts of with a slow plot building storyline but ends with a bang. Or should I say crash? 

This movie is what good movies nay great movies are supposed to be like. Today’s short minded attention span lacking youth may be put off by this film. But older more established movie goers like myself will enjoy this movie thoroughly. It is truly suspenseful with plenty of character development and lots of creepy dialogue. In short this movie will scare the piss out of you.

It won two Oscars for Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay. It was nominated for several other like Best Director and Best Supporting Actress for the possessed child herself Regan (Linda Blair). Her chilling portrayal was breathtaking or should I say breath seeing. As was the performance of her on screen mother Chris Mac Neil (Ellen Burstyn) whom was also nominated for an Oscar. This time in a leading role. 

Nobody in this movie really went on to establish much of a career in movies. The aforementioned lead and supporting actresses have done more TV roles and smaller lesser known films than The older priest Father  Merrin I recognized as Blofeld in the one “unofficial” James Bond movie Never Say Never Again  but the rest of the cast fell into the abyss of obscurity. I guess it’s kind of hard to top perfection. They reached the zenith with this movie. I’d say Paramount but it was made by Warner Brothers. 

I guess it’s appropriate that this movie remains the top movie on my horror movie review of the week seen by me a mere two days after Halloween considering the fact that it was released tow days after I was born. This two hour and one minute classic may just live up to it’s vintage teaser trailer billing as “The Scariest Movie Of All Time”. I watched the DVD trailer for the said  DVD release via Netflix and want to retrieve the movie from my mailbox and see it again. I guess I’ll save to settle for going to church instead.

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

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Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm